USA 2012: Minnesota Renaissance Festival

I went to my very first Renaissance Festival at Minnesota. It was a huge affair– they even had their own grounds far away from traffic and the likes– frankly, I was quite excited to be experiencing the event given how I’d heard about these sorts of things last year.

I was so excited to see the Mermaid Cove! However, the queue was too long when I got around to it, so I didn’t get a chance to.
There were magnificent beasts at the jousting area.
I loved how their manes were braided to mimic their handlers’.
I got to touch these chillax reptiles– This beautiful snake shines purple under the light, and was surprising smooth to the touch. I still can’t get over just how much of a contrast my perception of how a snake’s skin should feel like, versus actually geting to touch it.
He saw me trying to take a photo of the viking ship and immediately struck a pose.
A Hops flower that’s used to make beer.
Getting trolled. He had awesome troll feet, though they aren’t shown in this picture.
This was the prettiest fairy I found at the festival.
My favourite photo. The entire family was decked in matching themed outfits. Also, such a pretty doggie~
Garlands and Gardens was tucked away in the corner and had really pretty floral head wreaths. I bought two, because I couldn’t decide. It was not only the prettiest, but also the cheapest place for garlands in the festival; to top it off, these were made by ladies at a craft group, and I think the proceedings go into a charity. The lady helping me with my choices was incredibly friendly! I wanted something reddish– after exhausting the ones on display, she went into the back to get more unfinished ones out to show me. Eventually, I decided on one of those, and she got to work fitting it onto my head and then bending the ends to form an enclosure. I even got to help in choosing what coloured ribbons it came with! This was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had there.
A stamp to say goodbye.
Wearing Urban Outfitters dress, Forever 21 hat, Top Shoes boots, The Little Fox necklace. Photo assist: Scott.